July 22, 2004 (Edmonton, Alberta) – Matrikon and Nova Biomedical today announced the availability of the OPC Server for Nova BioProfile Chemistry Analyzers. This new software provides OPC connectivity to Nova BioProfile Analyzers, enabling the analyzers to transfer analytical data on key chemistries to any bioreactor controlling software that is OPC compliant. This critical data enables controllers to initiate real-time feedback control to optimize the bioprocess.
"This is a big step forward for those who use Nova BioProfile analyzers," says Harlan Polishook, Marketing Communications Manager for Nova Biomedical. "The OPC plug & play technology enables users to visualize, analyze, and report data using applications from any OPC compliant software vendor."
Bioreactor controllers from such leading manufacturers as Sartorius BBI Systems (formerly B. Braun Biotech), Applikon, and Broadley-James are also OPC compliant.
"The proliferation of OPC has enabled us to offer the benefits of OPC technology to the healthcare industry," says OPC Product Manager at Matrikon. "We are pleased to have worked together with Nova Biomedical, a leader in their industry, to develop this OPC server."
OPC is a published communication standard originally developed for the process control industry. With over 300 OPC interfaces commercially available and the ability to connect disparate systems together, OPC is gaining popularity in other industries including discrete manufacturing and healthcare.
With a library of more than 500 OPC products and interfaces and over 100,000 installations worldwide, Matrikon is the world’s leading developer, trainer and distributor of OPC products. Matrikon is a charter member of the OPC Foundation, and has demonstrated a commitment to providing the best possible products, support and training in order to advance the use of OPC as the industrial standard for open connectivity.
About Nova Biomedical
Nova Biomedical is the world leader in biosensor technology for the measurement of metabolites, nutrients, electrolytes, and gases in complex physiological solutions. BioProfile Analyzers simultaneously measure up to 13 key nutrients, metabolites, and gases, including glucose, lactate, glutamine, glutamate, ammonium, pH, PCO2, PO2, sodium, potassium, acetate, phosphate, and glycerol, in cell culture and fermentation media.
For more information visit www.matrikonopc.com and www.novabio.com.